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Birth of the Dragon (2016)

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Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Wong Jack Man (as Xia Yu)
Wang Xi'An ...
Tai Chi Grandmaster / Wang Lian
Hai Yu ...
Shaolin Abbot (as Yu Hai)
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Wang Biao (as Wu Yue)
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Steve McKee
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Beat Poet (as Steven F. Roberts)
Riley Wood ...
Hippie Girl
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Bruce Lee (as Philip Wan-Lung Ng)
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Frankie Chen
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Janet Wei
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Winston Peng
Jingjing Qu ...
Xiulan Quan (as Qu Jingjing)
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Wai Fu
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Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.

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The Fight That Created The Legend


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Origem do Dragão  »

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Box Office

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$6,901,965, 28 September 2017
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Trivia

The original cut of the movie was so poorly received by audiences that the film had to be extensively re-edited in a desperate attempt to please fans by removing many scenes of Billy Magnussen as Steve McKee, and focusing more on Philip Ng as Bruce Lee. See more »

Crazy Credits

A few of the job titles in the scrolling credits such as "stunt coordinator" and "set designer" change back and forth from English to Chinese. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Good Time/Birth of the Dragon (2017) See more »

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Not actually a movie about Bruce Lee.....
30 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

I have no idea what I just watched, I thought this was supposed to be about Bruce Lee?

It somehow ended up being about some random white guy with Bruce Lee as a flat, one-dimensional side character.

I don't mind whitewashing that much, like I understand it up to a certain point (gotta sell those tickets) but considering that this was supposed to be a biopic of Bruce Lee I almost feel embarrassed for how far Hollywood decided to go in order to avoid having an Asian main character.

What a massive disappointment, this movie was so disrespectful to the memory of Bruce Lee. Rather than a biopic, Birth of the Dragon is more of a fantasy movie.


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